Four LSU football players, including quarterback Anthony Jennings, 20, were arrested Thursday in connection with two separate incidents – one involving an alleged break-in, and the other an alleged battery and robbery – according to reports.
Jennings, cornerback Dwayne Thomas and defensive lineman Maquedius Bain were booked on a charge of unauthorized entry into an inhabited dwelling, reports The Advocate. Thomas also faces an additional charge of simple burglary.
Separately and seemingly unrelatedly, defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao was arrested and booked Thursday on charges of simple battery and simple robbery, a felony.
Jennings, Thomas and Bain’s arrests stem from an incident last Sunday when the three players, as well as at least three other men, allegedly broke into a bedroom in a West Campus apartment, according to a police report.
They were allegedly there to retrieve a Macbook Air, three pairs of shoes and a PlayStation 4 that Jennings claims were stolen from his apartment last week. Jennings filed his own police report June 10 for the stolen items.
The three players posted bail and left the East Baton Rouge Parish prison on Thursday night.
Lealaimatafao’s arrest stems from an incident Monday night at Reggie’s bar in Baton Rouge, where he allegedly rifled through the pockets of an unnamed man who had been beaten unconscious in the parking lot earlier by unknown assailants.
When the victim’s girlfriend tried to intervene, Lealaimatafao punched her in the face, according to police reports.
LSU football coach Les Miles suspended Lealaimatafao indefinitely after Tuesday’s incident, reports USA Today, and he released a statement Thursday about Jennings, Bain and Thomas.
“We have suspended these players,” he said. “It has been our policy to suspend players who have been involved in legal issues. I have met with all three players extensively. We are still working with campus housing and the authorities to determine what exactly took place. This is an ongoing investigation, and our players will cooperate fully.”